I am on a ghost ride, now: Trisha
29 January 2015, Nirapad News: Aranmanai 2 is all set to release today, and Trisha is all excited about it. “My role in the film is different from what I have essayed so far, and this was what excited me enough to sign the film; that, and of course, the title of the film, Aranmanai, which is a brand name for a certain genre of cinema, now. The role was very challenging, says Trisha, and laughs, “It is not easy to act like a ghost. There is a lot of prosthetic makeup involved, and I couldn’t even even blink while shooting. That was really difficult.” But the role, she says, includes a beautiful love track, and a few stunts. “Like scenes where I had to hit my head against the wall, hang on to the wall, fly, and so on,” she elaborates.
A ghost in love? “Well, I am paired opposite Siddharth (with whom she was last seen in Ayutha Ezhuthu). I have known him for ages now — from the time I stepped into the industry. He is a very close friend, and it was fun to work with him again. I am sure there will be a sparkling chemistry between us onscreen,” She adds, “Also, it was great working with Hansika, though we shot only two combination scenes and one song together. We catch up whenever she is in Chennai and from our personal lives to our profession, we discuss everything. I was also comfortable with Poonam, as I have already worked with her. She is also a good friend. So, the cast was more like a big family,” says Trisha.
Is she scared of ghosts in real life? “I believe there are spirits in real life, too,” says Trisha, but real reason why she decided to play a ghost was because “now in south, horror films are doing well. You can incorporate love, sentiments, comedy and everything in a horror film.” She adds, “Even in Aranmanai 2, the comedy sequences have come out really well. People love entertainers, and this genre is the best of the lot. Also, I am doing another horror-comedy, Nayaki, and my character is again very unique, so I am on a ghost ride now.”
And how was it working with Sundar C? “He is one of the coolest directors I have ever worked with. We had so much fun during shoot. He always makes you feel comfortable. I was supposed to work with him before, but unfortunately, due to date issues, I couldn’t. When he approached me for Aranmanai 2, I didn’t even listen to the script. I just grabbed this chance,” she says.